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Joining Sigma Xi
How Do You Become a Member of Sigma Xi?
Membership is by nomination. Nominations must be made and seconded by currently active FULL members of Sigma Xi. Research aptitude must be evidenced by independent investigation, which will lead to publication or peer-acceptance of the work. If you are member and have someone to nominate, please let one of the chapter officers know and we’ll initiate the required paperwork.
Please note that membership in the Society is not linked to the possession of any degree or contingent upon belonging to some other organization.
There are two types of membership:
Graduate students, post-docs, research associates, faculty or any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science are qualified for nomination for Full Membership. This noteworthy achievement must be evidenced by publication as a first author on two articles published in a refereed journal, patents, written reports or a thesis or dissertation. Only Full Members may nominate other candidates to the Society or vote in the annual Assembly of Delegates. In addition, only Full Members are eligible to serve on Sigma Xi committees or take office on the Board of Directors.
Undergraduates or individuals who have, through initial research achievement in a field of pure or applied science, demonstrated aptitude for research, may be nominated for Associate Membership. An individual who has conducted independent investigation and written a report concerning their research is eligible for election to Associate Membership. The individual is expected to later achieve the requirements for Full Membership. Nominators are attesting to the nominee's potential to be promoted to Full Membership in the future. Associate Membership is offered to encourage young investigators with promise to continue careers in research.
An Associate Member may be promoted to Full Membership once they have published as primary author or demonstrated other noteworthy achievements in research. Please see the Full Membership qualifications above. Only Full Members may nominate other candidates to the Society or vote in the annual Assembly of Delegates. In addition, only Full Members are eligible to serve on Sigma Xi committees or take office on the Board of Directors.
Neither Sigma Xi, nor any chapter of Sigma Xi, shall discriminate against candidates for election to membership on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.